Daimler Accused of Selling Over 1M Cheating Diesels

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Daimler may be following in Volkswagen‘s footsteps, with a German publication reporting the brand sold millions of cars with cheating diesel engines.

Earlier this year in May, reports surfaced that Mercedes-Benz‘s parent company, Daimler, was under investigation for possible cheating on diesel emissions. A search warrant was issued by a Stuttgart court that started searches on Daimler sites in Germany and now it appears over one-million cars could have been sold with excessive emissions. According to newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, those vehicles include various Mercedes-Benz models that were sold in Europe and the U.S. between 2008 and 2016.

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A Daimler spokesman declined to comment on the ongoing investigation, but did say the automaker is fully cooperating with authorities. Prosecutors are examining the possible use of defeat devices, similar to how Volkswagen cheated on diesel emissions tests in the U.S.

[Source: Automotive News]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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